Legacy of Empire
Celebrations of the Commonwealth Games were soured by the treatment of the Windrush Generation, highlighting the UK’s increasingly fraught relationship with its former colonies. In January Australia’s leading literary journal, Griffith Review, invited writers from around the world to offer a non-western centric perspective. Join the edition’s editor and Griffith Review‘s publisher Julianne Schultz, British publisher Margaret Busby and international writers Karen Lord and Salil Tripathi to examine Britain and its reputation abroad.
When: 7.30–9 pm, Monday 13 August
Where: Garden Theatre, Book Festival Village, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh
Tickets: £10–12 (online)
Paul Ham – Making of a Monster
Historian Paul Ham has written about Vietnam and Hiroshima, but in his most recent work he tackles one of the thorniest stories of them all: the moments and motivations that shaped Adolf Hitler and laid the foundations for the terrors unleashed in the 1930s and 40s. While Germany’s First World... Read more
Griffith Review will once again be featured at the Byron Bay Writers Festival, held in August at Elements of Byron (see map).
First Things First
Jill Eddington, former CEO of UQP and Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council, in coversation with Griffith Review 60 contributors Melissa Lucashenko and Tony Birch, alongside historian Henry Reynolds.
When: Friday, 3 August 2018, 4 pm
Where: Yellow Brick Road Pavillion
The Future of the Commonwealth
Jane Camens, co-editor of Griffith Review 59, in conversation with contributors Jenny Hocking, Melissa Lucashenko and Selina Tusitala Marsh.
When: Saturday, 4 August 2018, 4 pm
Where: Greenstone Partners Marquee
One-day passes start from $111. See the festival program for more information.